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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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Address: 6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-941 8999
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At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens...

At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens are a place of ever-changing beauty. Showcasing flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world, the Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and local plants in New Zealand.

With more than 1.1 Million visitors each year the Botanic Gardens are one of the Christchurch's most popular and well-loved attractions.

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An excellent, well laid out set of gardens with lots to see, plenty of benches to rest, and a good café in the middle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An excellent, well laid out set of gardens with lots to see, plenty of benches to rest, and a good café in the middle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really wonderful large parkland in the centre of the city, with various flora.The daffodil woodland in late August/early September is pretty magical; the Avon banks are covered in snowdrops and all types of daffodils...it's just wonderful. Also recommend just taking your time through the gardens. So very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful location easy to find. Parking free and close by. Take your time walking through as there is so much to see. Have lunch or a snack at the cafe but at weekends or sunny days it can get busy. God quality food. Walk over to the Canterbury Museum it's well worth a visit. Gardens only short walk to Christchurch... More 

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Fairlie, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited for the lanten festival just magical. We'll run great set up but we often visit the gardens in day time. Very peaceful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great open space in a city that provides, activities, walks and many more interesting things to do or watch, also has a golf course, tennis courts and a cafe and so much more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Has everything for a great day out, kids playground and paddling pools in summer, beautiful walks, cafes, punting on the Avon river, museum, curators house and much more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning park !!! Well sign posted. Lovely running track around the park following the river. Beautiful buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best Botans in a country brimming with great gardens. If you need a respite from the bombed out rubble of the CBD (very beautiful in its own dynamic way), come spend some time in this kingdom of biotic splendor!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Christchurch Botanical gardens is one of Christchurch must see highlights, the Avon River meanders around the outside of the Gardens, Springtime is a lovely time to visit with Magnolias,Rhododendrons & Camellias etc,there is a children/s playground , also the are Rose Gardens, Hothouses with exotic plants , also there are water features with ferns gardens, native gardens & many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was perfect for our visit to Christchurch. As a gardener, I could not get enough of all the different plants. Allow a half day or more to see it all. Plenty of trails through the gardens, places to picnic and a wonderful ambiance. There were tons of people enjoying their Sunday in the gardens with their families yet... More 

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